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A Mind for Numbers

Barbara Oakley

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A Mind For Numbers will teach you how to learn math and science more efficiently and improve your skills by understanding how your brain absorbs and processes information, even if these subjects don't come naturally to you.


A Mind for Numbers

A Mind for Numbers

by Barbara Oakley


Do you love or hate math? If you're like most people, you might strongly stand on one side of this question. But what if nobody is 'just bad with numbers?' What if anybody, including you, could learn how to be good at math and science? Well, it turns out that you can improve your arithmetic skills no matter how terrible you think you are. Your mind is not fixed, and you can improve your abilities.

That's where Barbara Oakley comes in, with her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra). Oakley went from failing all her classes to becoming an engineering professor. Now, you can discover all the tools you'll need to improve your math and science skills, just like she did.

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If you protect your routine, eventually it will protect you.

- Barbara Oakley

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